TEACHERS

Karen Kuse

Head of School

Karen has been in Montessori education since 1990 when she began her career as a lead teacher in a lower elementary classroom. She has been a Montessori Head of School in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science in Elementary Education. She also holds two certifications with the American Montessori Society and is certified in School Management. Karen is also an adjunct professor and teacher trainer, and she became Head of MSC in 2010.

Leslie Greene

Assistant Head of School

Leslie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology, Cognate in Child Psychology. She earned her 3-6 certification from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in Raleigh, North Carolina. Leslie is a level 250 certified yoga instructor for children and adults. After teaching in MSC’s primary program for years, Leslie joined the administration as Assistant Head of School in 2016.

Becky Carter

Director of Development

After years of volunteering with MSC’s development office, we hired Becky as our Director of Development in the fall of 2016. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University and a B.S. in Nursing from McMaster University. Wanting a change from the nursing and public health industry, Becky joined MSC as a philanthropy specialist.

Sunshine Gallahar

Lead Teacher - Primary 1

Sunshine has been working in private and public Montessori classrooms since 2012. Her career began at the Montessori School of Spartanburg where she earned a Montessori assistant training and fell in love with the pedagogy. She created a mindfulness room at Caughman Road Elementary and was Logan Elementary’s 2022 Classified Employee of the Year. Sunshine is completing her Bachelor’s in Behavioral Health Science and her Primary Certification from the Houston Montessori Center.

Corey Jungclaus

Lead Teacher - Primary 3

Corey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of North Dakota. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked as a Montessori teaching assistant, a nanny, and a mother. She received her 230 hour yoga certification and loves to practice Ashtanga yoga. Corey completed her primary AMI teaching certificate at the San Diego Montessori Institute.

Garet Fryar

Assistant Teacher - Primary 1

Garet joined MSC as an aftercare teacher and immediately fell in love with the Montessori method. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at Wake Forest University. From The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. to Bright Horizons in Arlington, V.A., Garet has been working in childcare since 2011.

Janeta Radieva

Assistant Teacher - Primary 2

Janeta received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Pedagogy and Primary Education from the University of Sofia in her native country, Bulgaria. She holds more than 30 years of experience working with children, 13 of which were spent as a primary teacher in Bulgaria. After moving to the U.S., her focus has been working with preschool children and she has spent the last 6 years teaching in Montessori schools.

Sarah McCants

Assistant Teacher - Primary 3

Sarah is completing her undergraduate studies in early childhood education at the University of South Carolina. She has been working at MSC since 2015 and has worked as a classroom assistant, extended-day teacher, and summer program counselor. Before joining MSC, Sarah worked to create and establish her family’s hydroponic gardening company in Ridgeway, SC.